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Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass disagreed over a vital element of ‘News of the World’.

The 64-year-old actor stars in the new western as Civil War veteran as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd who travels from town to town delivering reading of the national news but revealed that he and the director didn’t see eye-to-eye on how the news stories should be presented in the movie.

Tom recalled: “We were halfway through the shooting day, and we ended up sitting on the wooden sidewalk of one of our Western towns. And we went at it, he and I, about what these performances of readings of the news meant.

“I was hell bent on authenticity and the real news and the real stories, and almost a dry perspective and presentation of them. And he was bent on the connecting of the audience, of the inspiring of the audience, of the reading of the audience and of the enthrallment of the audience with what this news was.”

The Oscar-winning star added to CinemaBlend.com: “He was saying, ‘You must understand: you are putting on a show to bring people together.’

“And I was saying, ‘Paul, you’ve got to understand: I am reading the news to bring people together.’ And we had to find this thing that was in there.”

Paul previously explained how making the 1870s set movie was a “dream come true”.

The 65-year-old director said: “It is a dream come true for me. In my many years as a filmmaker, I’ve done tough films about where we are today; I’ve done entertaining films about spies on the run, all sorts of things, but I had never made a classical, beautiful Western. That is what I’ve tried to do here.”



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Phil Spector | Phil Spector dies aged 81 of coronavirus complications

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Phil Spector has died aged 81 of coronavirus complications.

The legendary music producer – who worked with some of the world’s biggest artists including Tina Turner, The Beatles and The Ramones and was the creator of The Wall of Sound music production formula – passed away on Saturday (16.01.21), four weeks after he was diagnosed with the virus.

Spector was serving a 19-year sentence in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson when he passed away. He was diagnosed with the virus a month ago and had received treatment in hospital before being returned to the prison after recovering well. However, he had reportedly been complaining of trouble breathing and was rushed back to hospital, where he passed away, TMZ reports.

He started his career in high school, where he produced the song ‘To Know Him is To Love Him’, by the Teddy Bears. After that, he went on to produce a number of hit songs including ‘You Lost that Lovin’ Feeling’, ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘You’re My Soul and Inspiration’ by The Righteous Brothers as well as ‘Be My Baby’ by The Ronettes and The Crystals’ ‘He’s a Rebel’. He also worked a lot with The Beatles and produced their final album, ‘Let It Be’, including the title track and ‘The Long and Winding Road’, as well as some of John Lennon‘s solo work including ‘Instant Karma’ and ‘Imagine’.

However, he was most well known for creating the Wall of Sound technique, which he had described as the “Wagnerian approach to rock ‘n’ roll”. It led him to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.



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Jason Donovan | Jason Donovan open to another Kylie Minogue duet

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Jason Donovan would “never say never” to another duet with Kylie Minogue.

The ‘Too Many Broken Hearts’ hitmaker is proud of how “iconic” their collaboration ‘Especially For You’ – which was released in 1987, shortly after their ‘Neighbours’ alter egos Scott and Charlene got married – has proven to be and he’s open to trying to replicate its success again in the future.

Asked about the possibility of another duet, he said: “Look, never say never.

“It’s such an iconic moment, probably more so than Scott and Charlene, our characters in the show, because it lived on through radio and video.

“You don’t necessarily see our episodes repeated but the song does pop up a lot. All I can say is I’m so lucky. I genuinely pinch myself and go, ‘wow’.

“It was such a big thing for many people, including myself, to have made that mark, and a soundtrack to people’s lives.

“Not many people get that chance and it’s all about timing.

“I was in the right place at the right time with an ambition and a little bit of talent and I just went for it.”

Jason admitted he’s kept a lot of memorabilia from his pop peak, even though he knows it’s not something other people would do.

He told Heat magazine: “I know a lot of people in a similar position to me tend to throw a lot of that stuff out.

“I sort of understand that, but I’ve kept posters and I’ve kept discs. I’ve even kept letters from people and all sorts.

“Even if they’re not important to anyone but me, it doesn’t really matter. I like that I’ve got them.”



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KT Tunstall | KT Tunstall “self-sabotaged” her own career.

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KT Tunstall thinks she “self-sabotaged” her career.

The ‘Suddenly I See’ hitmaker always wanted to be a musician but didn’t know how to “handle” overnight success because she hated being famous and the pressures that came from being a well-known artist.

She told the Big Issue magazine: “I would tell that young girl, the young me, stick to your guns, use your gut and don’t hold it all in when you’re feeling upset.

“I think there was an element of self-sabotage in the way I handled things because I didn’t really like being famous.

“It really was a case of overnight success – after I did Jools Holland in 2004 everything changed. It went crazy.

“I was never a magazine cover artist, and I didn’t really want to be and that’s not very helpful if you want to be a rock star. So I didn’t really use the power I had.

“I remember telling myself, nothing will really change. But of course it did.

“Everybody hanging on tenterhooks waiting to see where the next album is going to chart. Being told I couldn’t delay my second record because it was going to make somebody’s share prices drop. That’s not what I wanted.”

The 45-year-old star wishes she could relive the night in 2006 when she won the British Female Solo Artist accolade at the Brit Awards because it meant so much to herself and her parents.

She said: “If I could go back and re-live any moment in my life, I would go back to the Brits in 2006.

“It had been such a long road, and really tough with my family, too. They’d been very worried about me.

“We were at odds for a long time because I was pursuing this career they just didn’t think was going to work.

“But they were at the Brits with me, I have this amazing photo of my dad – he’s passed away now – but in this photo he has this really smug smile on his face, holding my Brit above his head.

“Prince was playing, and my mum turned to me, and she goes, he’s good, isn’t he?

“I met all these incredible artists that I loved. And I won the category I was in alongside Kate Bush and PJ Harvey! I said I was gonna break the head off and give it to Kate Bush.

“And I met Jimmy Page and he said he loved my boots. What an amazing, amazing night and I had such a good time. I’d love to do it all again.”



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